Waiting on Wednesday: I Hope You Get This Message

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.

When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only a few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.

For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.

This book basically hits us with the question of what you would do if were your final days on earth? It’s a really interesting question and in my head the Nickleback song ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’ keeps playing in every time I read this synopsis, but it is something to think about. If you knew your days were limited, what would do with the time you had left? Would you right the wrongs of your past, or maybe reminisce about the good ol’ days, or just embrace life to the fullest. This book has a lot of fascinating angles it could follow and I’m interested to see where it goes. 

What’s your most anticipated book?


9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: I Hope You Get This Message

  1. I hadn’t heard of this book before! The premise is interesting and I do like the “What would you do with your last days?” question. But I also this if this scenario actually happened that all chaos would break lose. Like, only 7 days for EVERYONE ON EARTH to live? It’d be anarchy as people committed crimes and just generally did wild things because “it doesn’t matter anymore.” No one would go to school. Or work. Society might just stop functioning if no one showed up to, say, run power plants and other necessary things. Basically I’m wondering if the book addresses that or just focuses on the personal journeys of the main characters.

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    1. I can definitely see the dark side of this story. I mean, if everyone knew that their days were limited people would just crumble or adapt this “do what I want” mentality cause they don’t have to worry about the consequences since they won’t be there to experience it. It’s such an interesting concept and I’m hoping that we get to explore the chaos within the journey.

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  2. Oh this sounds like such a great book, I love the concept and I have a feeling this one will give me all the emotions as well, I can’t wait to read it! Thank you so much for putting it on my radar ❤

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